Mechanical properties of epoxy-based composites using coiled carbon nanotubes

Li, Xiao-Feng and Lau, Kin-Tak and Yin, Yan-Sheng (2008) Mechanical properties of epoxy-based composites using coiled carbon nanotubes. Composites Science and Technology, 68 (14). pp. 2876-2881. ISSN 0266-3538


Various percentages of coiled carbon nanotubes (CCNTs) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) added into the epoxy resin were mixed by mechanical stirring and then mould forming to a dog-bone shape samples. The mechanical properties of the composites were characterized in terms of nanoindentation tests and tensile tests. Hardness and elastic modulus were measured using a nanoindenter. In situ scanning electron microscopy studies were employed to investigate the deformation mechanisms and interlocking of the coiled nanotubes in matrix.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 11:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 03:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: coiled carbon nanotube; epoxy; composite; coiled carbon nanotubes; coiled nanotubes; deformation mechanisms; in situ scanning electron microscopies; mechanical stirrings; nanoindentation tests; nanoindenter; tensile tests
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100708 Nanomaterials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2007.10.019

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